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May 27, 2016


Thank you for reading the Friday News.  Please remember, everything we do, including this email is made possible by the generous support of GOAL members.  If you are not a member, please consider joining GOAL , if you are a member, please consider a generous donation, purchasing raffle tickets, or attending a GOAL event.  
Are You A GOAL Member?

It's not unusual for us to receive phone calls from MA gun owners who are looking for guidance and are not members of GOAL.

Often times they ask "why should I join GOAL?"   The answer is simple: "our answering of your phone call and question is made possible by GOAL members".

We are more than just a resource though, we continually work to protect & restore Second Amendment freedom, we support many education efforts including our full training schedule and we proudly represent the interests of all law abiding gun owners.

If you are not a member, please consider joining, you can do so online here:

Get Your Legislator To The Range With GOAL!

Please Call ASAP!

Would you like to have your state representative or senator get hands on firearms safety training from GOAL?

Please help us make it happen, call your state rep & senator today - urge them to attend our Firearm Safety & Education Day for MA legislators, held the first week of June at Old Colony.

Getting them there is simple, just call their office(s) and urge them to call GOAL to sign up - 508-393-5333

Click here to find your legislator (search by your zip code)
Crossbow Hunting Alert

GOAL's Crossbow Hunting legislation STILL needs your help!

Please call Senate President Rosenberg's office today, 617-722-1500, ask for this legislation "to come out of rules and onto the senate floor for a favorable vote."

GOAL Notes
"Firearms, Food & Fun!"

Join us at Hopkinton Sportsmen's Association - Saturday June 18, 2016 for an afternoon of range fun followed by a BBQ bash, complete with beer tent, cigars and more!

No need to bring your guns, we'll be supplying them for you! Best part of all, you will have a chance to win a gun just by participating!

This event is a benefit for The GOAL Foundation.

Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities!  If you are interested in sponsoring this event we have many great opportunities and all donations are tax deductible.  Please contact GOAL President of the Board Jay Beard for more information.

Sponsor the Shoot-B-Q!   As a fundraiser for our non-profit 501(c)(3) entity, the GOAL Foundation all Shoot-B-Q support is tax deductible!  If you or your company would like to support this great day of firearms, food and fun!  Please contact GOAL President of the Board, Jay Beard.

GOAL Affiliated Clubs - Tickets to the Shoot-B-Q make great incentives and raffle prizes for your next meeting or event.  You can purchase tickets online at the link above!
GOAL Training - 2016 Schedule - New Coursed Added!

Have you checked out the GOAL Training schedule for 2016? We have a huge variety to choose from and more on the way.  Remember, GOAL members always get a discount and all proceeds go directly towards our continued efforts to protect & restore Second Amendment freedom in MA.
Women On Target, Sign Up Today!

GOAL presents Women On Target events all over Massachusetts. If you are interested in a great day of fun and education for ladies only please contact us by clicking here !

2016 Schedule: (look for more dates soon)

Westwood Gun Club - June 11, 2016 - 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Westwood Gun Club 25 Trailside Road Medfield, MA. Pre-registration is required. To register, contact Mark Gentile via email:

The Fin, Fur & Feather club of Natick & Wellesley - June 4, 2016 - 8:00am to 4:15pm - Limited to 50 students. Pre-registration is required, contact Mary at or by calling 508-533-5572. Please note this event has a rain date scheduled for June 11, 2016.

The North Brookfield Sportsman's Club - June 25, 2016 - 8:15am to 5:00pm - Limited to 24 students and will include: pistol, rifle, shotgun, and archery. Pre-registration is required, Please contact Jean Underwood at 508-867-7855 for registration.

Click here for more information.

Outdoor Info

Conservation Camp Nurse Needed! The Massachusetts Junior Conservation Camp has a Camp Health Officer/Nurse position to fill for its two-week session beginning in late July.  The Camp Health Officer is expected to be on site at all times. The 2016 MJCC session will be held at Camp Moses, a Scout Reservation located in Russell, Massachusetts from July 31- August 12, 2016.  Nursing or EMT training/certification preferred. The MJCC conducts a single two-week overnight camp for girls and boys ages 13-17 years of age with a focus on outdoor skills and natural resource conservation.  Email a cover letter and resume  Mass. Jr Conservation Camp, PO Box 306, Northborough MA  01532.  For more information on the camp, go to:  Phone: 508-450-5120 

Celebrate 150 Years with MassWildlife on June 4 – MassWildlife and GOAL have had long standing partnership over the years.  GOAL members are encouraged to join the Division as it celebrates its 150th anniversary at an open house on June 4 from 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. at our Field Headquarters in Westborough. Experience the breadth of agency programs through interactive displays, demonstrations, and guided walks. Learn about everything from black bears to backyard birds, from dragonflies to deer. View MassWildlife’s fleet of vehicles including an airboat and trout stocking truck. You can even try archery, fly or spin casting, and simulated target shooting plus a BBQ and birthday cake! Open house interactive stations include Whale Skeleton,  Aging a Deer, Live Reptiles, Wildlife Pelt Preparation, and a Kids Crafts station. Talk with biologists to find out what they do to help fish, wildlife and the land for all of us to enjoy!  Go to the MassWildlife 150th page for more details.

Club Events
  • The Haverhill Hound Rod and Gun Club has lots of events, shoots and activities - All Leagues and HHRG club events are open to the public:  Check out our Public Event Calendar
  • Uxbridge Rod & Gun Club - Sunday Morning Trap - 10:00 AM start time, runs year round, join in for a great time!  
  • High Power Rifle Shooting, at Reading Rifle and Revolver - the ONLY 600yd range in Massachusetts has a full schedule for both "Across the Course" NRA and CMP matches as well as NRA "Mid-Range Prone" matches, for the upcoming 2015 season. You don't need to be a member to participate in the matches.Go to: for complete schedule and match results. If you have questions please contact the High Power Director at,    
  • Petersham Gun Club - Fishing Derby and Chicken BBQ - Saturday May 7 - Lots of fun events for the kids, begins at 9:00 AM - Sporting Clays - course open every Sunday year round, we shoot at 10am and finish by 1pm.  Contact for more information.
  • Swift River Sportsman's Club:  Tickets are now available for the 2nd Annual Surf & Turf Shoot on Saturday, July 30 @ 12:00Noon! $30.00 for 10 rounds. Every round will have a Surf & Turf dinner winner consisting of 2 lobsters, 2 steaks, 2 potatoes, and 2 corn on the cob. Any size shotgun. Birdshot provided. Paper targets set out at approximately 30 yards. Advanced ticket sales only. 150 ticket limit.  Runner-up prize drawing - Door prizes - Raffles - Hamburgs and Hotdogs.  Contact Laura Lavallee at Home 413-289-1429, Cell 413-883-3840 or Email
  • Leominster Sportsmen's Club - D-Day "Rattle Battle" Rifle & Pistol Plate matches Saturday June 11th starting 9am, cost $10. Bring your buddies, your favorite rifle, sling, extra clips/mags & 50-100 rounds, and your pistol or revolver & 50 rounds (more if you're a good shot).  10 point bonus for competing with a WWII type rifle!  Proceeds to benefit Healing Wall Vietnam Veteran's fund (in November in Carter Park) details will be on:
  • Haverhill Hound Rod and Gun Club - Introduction to Archery - this Sunday May 15th from 10:00am - 2:00pm. This event is free and open to the public.  All equipment will be provided. Please call Collin Norton with questions at 978-994-4030 or email at:

If your club has an open to the public event you would like to promote, please email the info to 

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